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Report: Brendan Rodgers wants to sign Celtic maestro likened to £100m superstar

Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Celtic star Matt O’Riley, with the Danish youth international only joining the Scottish giants in the January transfer…

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Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Celtic star Matt O’Riley, with the Danish youth international only joining the Scottish giants in the January transfer window.

According to the Telegraph, the former MK Dons talisman is being eyed by the Foxes as Brendan Rodgers looks to finally make some moves in the market, with Leicester so far the only Premier League side to not make a single signing this summer, with O’Riley now a target.

The 21-year-old midfielder established himself as one of the EFL’s most exciting talents during his 18-month spell with MK Dons before Celtic activated the playmaker’s £1.5m release clause in January to bring the former Fulham academy graduate to Glasgow, where O’Riley has impressed.

Under Ange Postecoglou, O’Riley has become a regular with the Hoops and played a key role in Celtic’s run-in that saw the Scottish giants reclaim the Scottish Premiership from Rangers, with the midfielder’s performances now attracting interest from Premier League sides.

Likened to Manchester City’s £100m superstar Jack Grealish by journalist Elliott Jackson as per the Scouted Football Podcast, O’Riley could one day be good enough to compete in the English top-flight, but with the youngster only at the start of his footballing career with Celtic, the midfielder will be making a wise decision remaining in Scotland for the summer.

Indeed, Celtic will be in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and whilst O’Riley could be tempted by the prospect of playing in the Premier League with Leicester, there’s no guarantee that the midfielder will be a regular should he sign for Rodgers.

O’Riley should reject signing for Leicester to stay with Celtic

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O’Riley has so far been a bargain signing for Celtic since arriving from League One in January, and with Postecoglou making moves this summer to improve the quality of the squad ahead of their return to the Champions League, the 21-year-old would be making a mistake signing for Leicester this summer.

Whilst the midfielder could one day be good enough to compete in the Premier League, O’Riley is still very much in the developmental phase of his career, and remaining in Scotland and playing regular football with Celtic is the best thing the playmaker can do this summer.
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